Polina Sova

COMO Shambhala Estate

with Polina Sova www.polinasova.com
  • Where:Ubud, Bali

  • Why:Because jungle is one hell of a therapy.

  • When:March 2018

  • Who:My one and only @manusiakarton and I

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Highs & Lows

  • The residences are designed in compound kind of way. Three to four private suites (some with private pools) with a common area and shared pool. Like a resort within a resort. All compounds are differently designed and are equally breathtaking. You can stay several times, and always experience something new.

  • There are 30 rooms, 300 staff over 23 acres. What else should I say?

  • Como Shambhala Estate is called the Queen of Spas. After a visit with a health consultant you get a personalised program including nutrition, fitness, if needed, juice cleanse, stress management, acupuncture, massage and whatever else you might require to get better.

  • The menu is designed with health in the forefront. Endless list on cold pressed juices with info of health benefits, organic, fresh fish and meats, gluten-free delicious mains, western or Indonesian. Even guilt free raw vegan desserts. I mean…

    The Barometer

    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    Total: 50/50

    Important Bits

    • Type

      Luxury Wellness Retreat

    • Vibe

      A luxurious serene utopia on the edge of the jungle. Real escape.

    • Location

      Secluded between a small village and jungle cliff, just north for Ubud.

    • Rooms

      30

    • Music

      Rainforest tunes.

    • Year Opened

      2005

    • Designed By

      Architecture by Cheong Yew Kuan, interior design by Koichiro Ikebuchi

    • Pool/Gym

      Lap pools, private pools, gym, climbing wall, tennis court, jungle gym, PT, two yoga studios and a personalised program. Can I hear a wow?

    • Restaurant

      Indonesian at Kudus House and healthy goodness at Glow.

    • Bar

      Despite the wellness, believe it or not, yes.

    • Minibar

      Yes, healthy local snacks.

    • Wifi

      Yes, over the entire property.

    • Children

      Bring them. They even get their own kiddie menu.

    • Price

      Where’s my sugar daddy? Starting at about €500

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